ISO 50001:2011 Preview

Energy management systems -- Requirements with guidance for use

ISO 50001:2011 specifies requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy management system, whose purpose is to enable an organization to follow a systematic approach in achieving continual improvement of energy performance, including energy efficiency, energy use and consumption.

ISO 50001:2011 specifies requirements applicable to energy use and consumption, including measurement, documentation and reporting, design and procurement practices for equipment, systems, processes and personnel that contribute to energy performance.

ISO 50001:2011 applies to all variables affecting energy performance that can be monitored and influenced by the organization. ISO 50001:2011 does not prescribe specific performance criteria with respect to energy.

ISO 50001:2011 has been designed to be used independently, but it can be aligned or integrated with other management systems.

ISO 50001:2011 is applicable to any organization wishing to ensure that it conforms to its stated energy policy and wishing to demonstrate this to others, such conformity being confirmed either by means of self-evaluation and self-declaration of conformity, or by certification of the energy management system by an external organization.

ISO 50001:2011 also provides, in Annex A, informative guidance on its use.


General information

  • Current status : Published
    Publication date : 2011-06
  • Edition : 1
    Number of pages : 22
  • :
    ISO/TC 301
    Energy management and energy savings
  • 27.015
    Energy efficiency. Energy conservation in general
    03.100.70
    Management systems

Buy this standard

Format Language
PDF + ePub
Paper
PDF
  • CHF118

Got a question?

Check out our FAQs


Customer care
+41 22 749 08 88

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday - 09:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00 (UTC+1)

Related links

workers at a renewable energy plan,  asian engineers  working in  solar power station.
ISO 50001 Energy management
Put in place an energy management system that delivers continual improvement of energy performance.

You may be interested in:

Children building a wind turbine at school
By Elizabeth Gasiorowski-Denis on
ISO 50001 highlighted as key tool for climate action at Clean Energy Ministerial
With energy one of the most critical challenges facing the international community, the revision of ISO 50001 on energy management systems was given a major boost at the recently concluded Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8), a high-level global forum working to advance clean energy globally.
Row of cows being milked
Fonterra’s quest for sustainable dairy nutrition
Are you among the one billion people around the world who enjoy the nutritional benefits of dairy from Fonterra and wonder how sustainable dairy production is? The latest ISOfocus interview with Carolyn Mortland, Director, Social Responsibility, at Fonterra helps allay your concerns.
By Sandrine Tranchard on
ISO standards lead action for COP22
The 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place in Marrakech, Morocco, from 7 to 18 November 2016.
By Maria Lazarte on
Does ISO 50001 still live up to its promise?
ISO 50001 is under revision after its first five years of service. But as the energy management standard that held so much promise for a clean energy future enters this new stage, the time is ripe to ask the question: “How has it done so far?”
By Sandrine Tranchard on
ISO 50001 on energy management is under revision
Improving energy performance and reducing energy costs is one of the most important tasks that organizations throughout the world have to achieve. ISO 50001 on energy management can help organizations with this exercise.

Keep up to date with ISO

Sign up to our newsletter for the latest news, views and product information